hi andiehoney and welcome to MT !
I'll tell ya how my mrs dropped weight :
First she wrote down everything she ate over a period of 7 days.
We then sat together and worked out how much protein/carbs/fat and therefore calories she consumed.
We added the total figur over 7 days and divided by seven giving a average daily calorie amount.
From this daily total we subtracted 250 calories.
To lose a pound in a week you need to get rid of 3500 calories/week somehow - be it either through diet or exercise.
For mrs we decided on - 250 calories per day off food - total weekly defecit being 250 x 7 = 1750
and the rest from exercise.
I know this sounds simplistic or basic but it did the job !
She was eating fairly decently before (nutrition composition wise) but just OVER EATING !
She lost over 3 stone over a period of 5 months.
Hope this helps !
post edited by victor - 2007/06/10 19:31:30